Questions on Roman Catholicism
By Pastor Nick Bibile
Isa 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another.
Pope – Part 1
Many are praising the Pope for all the
good work he has done. He was against abortion, homosexuality, he even visited
the person who tried to assassin him in prison. He visited
Let us expose very briefly the pope of Roman Catholicism in the light of God’s Holy Word, the Bible. If the Bible contradicts what Roman Catholicism is teaching, would you agree the Bible to be true or Roman Catholicism to be true. If you say Roman Catholicism to be true then God is a liar but if you say Bible is to be true, you are correct as God’s word is true and the final authority.
20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:19-21)
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that
the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2
Jesus said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35)
Is there a difference between Catholic and Roman Catholic?
Yes. Many are not aware that there is a difference between Catholicism and Roman Catholicism. According to Webster Encyclopedic dictionary the word Catholic means universal or general. In the beginning of the church there were no denominations but only one general church and was called Catholic not Roman Catholic.
Then how did Roman Catholicism begin?
The early church which was called
Then Emperor Theodosius (A.S 378-398)
What is the meaning of Pope?
The word pope means Papa, Father. The Pope commands all to call him `Holy Father', and his priests feel insulted if persons do not address them as `Father'
Was Apostle Peter the First Pope?
Roman Catholic Church will list Peter as
the first Pope but in truth for 500 years there were no Popes. It was
first given to Gregory I by the wicked emperor Phocas, in the year 604.
Gregory, however, refused the title, but his second successor, Boniface III
(607) assumed the title, and it has been the designation of the bishops of
Peter was not the first pope. According to the Roman Catholic Church the Pope is infallible, means he never makes mistakes. No one can rebuke the pope. However Apostle Paul rebuked Peter.
Ga But when Peter was come to
Then Why Does the Roman Catholic Church List Apostle Peter as the First Pope?
The Church of Rome uses the following scripture to prove their case. Let us read.
Mt He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I
am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the
No. It does not. Peter in Greek is Petros it means a small
rock or a stone. Jesus in Matthew 16:18 said, Thou art Peter, meaning a
small rock/stone. Then Jesus said upon this rock. Rock here in Greek is not
Is there other holy scriptures in the Bible to say that Jesus is the Rock?
Yes. Read the following.
1Co 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for
they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was
Ps 89:26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
the Church Built on the Foundation of
Yes, Read the scripture.
1 Cor 3: 11 For other foundation can no man lay than
that is laid, which is Jesus
Ok, now I understand from the Holy Bible the Church is not
built of Peter but of Jesus
“And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matt )
Can you answer?
Yes, certainly. The word keys are used as metaphorically as a key has to do with a door. Keys of the kingdom of heaven has to do with door of faith, the door for the gospel. It was first given to Peter and we see at the Pentecost how the Lord used Peter opening this door to the Jews in preaching the gospel (Acts 2:1) and then to the Gentiles (Acts 10:1) But it was not only given to Peter but to the rest of the apostles, a commission to preach the gospel to all nations, then to all the believers. It was not given to one man but to the church in unity. Only Jesus has the keys to hell and death.
Re I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Only Jesus has the authority to shut and open doors
Re 3:7 And to the angel of the church
Then what about when Jesus said, “whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
Can you answer?
Here we see Jesus gave the church to exercise authority in reference to church discipline, this authority was not only to Peter but to the church. Compare Matthew with the following scripture in context and you will see this has to do with Church discipline.
Mt Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican. 18 Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Did Apostle Peter himself ever claim to be the Pope?
Peter said he was apostle and elder but not a pope. Read the following Scripture.
1Pe 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am
also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of
According to Roman Catholicism Pope is the Head of the Church. What does the Holy Bible say?
The word of God is very clear, it is not the Pope who is the
head of the Church but Jesus
Eph For the
husband is the head of the wife, even as
The Pope is called the Chief Shepherd, what does the Bible say?
The Bible is again clear that it is not the Pope who is the
Chief Shepherd but
1Pe 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
Pope is called the Holy Father. Now I see that that the Bible is true, what does the Bible say?
Many are calling him Holy Father. This is an abomination to God. Jesus said, "Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven" (Matt. 23:9) Here Jesus is not talking of our physical fathers but referring to a spiritual father, the only spiritual Father we have is God not the Pope.
What does Vicar of
The word 'vicar' means 'substitute', i.e., one who takes the
place of another. The Pope has taken the place of
Isa 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Father, Son and the Holy Spirt
Pope is called the Holy Father, this is a title for God only (Matthew 23:9) Jesus also addressed to God the Father as he said;
claims to be the Head of the Church but the Bible is clear that
Eph For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church.
is called the vicar of Christ. Means
a substitute for Christ.
system of Roman Catholic church is very dangerous and
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Joh And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.